Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: In ‘Okja,’ a Girl and Her Pig Take on the Food Industrial Complex


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Bong Joon-ho’s latest film on Netflix is a high-speed satire with a conscience and a heart. And Tilda Swinton in braces.

Review: In ‘Baby Driver,’ It’s Kiss Kiss, Zoom Zoom


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Burning rubber and hot licks help propel this action movie about a getaway driver named Baby, played by Ansel Elgort. Edgar Wright directed.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: ‘Nobody Speak,’ a Bombastic Look at Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Lawsuit


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
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Brian Knappenberger’s timely documentary serves as an impassioned defense of the news media, though it lacks depth.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Review: ‘All the Rage’ Explores the Mind-Body Connection


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This documentary looks at Dr. John Sarno, who posits that many types of chronic pain, particularly back pain, are caused by stress and repressed emotions.

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Is a Box Office Clunker


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The fifth installment of “Transformers” did hit No. 1 in North America, but it turned in the franchise’s weakest box office opening yet.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

How Amanda Chantal Bacon Perfected the Celebrity Wellness Business


By MOLLY YOUNG via NYT Magazine
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Deciphering the rise of a lifestyle guru who sells self-absorption as the ultimate luxury product.

How Did I Not Know About Pork Gyros?


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Discovering a classic, and common, Greek favorite in an unexpected place.

Review: ‘The Ornithologist,’ Cast Adrift on a Surreal Journey


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In this film, an expedition leads to odd encounters for a title character who is more along the lines of St. Anthony than he is Odysseus.

Friday, June 23, 2017

A Maverick Director, His Big Pig and the Small Screen


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“Okja,” Bong Joon Ho’s fable about meat eating and a six-ton genetically engineered animal, has angered theater owners around the world. Here’s why.

The ‘Beguiled’ Test: Does the Director’s Gender Matter?


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Sofia Coppola’s remake of the 1971 Don Siegel drama illuminates differences in how men and women approach the same material.

Review: Those Movies, Himself — Bertrand Tavernier’s Tour of French Cinema


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In “My Journey Through French Cinema,” Mr. Tavernier’s documentary about movies doubles as an autobiography.

Review: ‘In Transit,’ and Oh, the Tales These Travelers Tell


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
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Albert Maysles’s last documentary observes passengers traveling Amtrak’s route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ Tells Sean Combs’s Bad Boy Story


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Daniel Kaufman’s documentary covers a lot of Mr. Combs’s history as it records preparations for Bad Boy reunion concerts in Brooklyn.

How a Joke About Flying Squirrels Led to an Ailing Woman’s Cure


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The patient’s back was killing her, and she felt weak all over. At her hospital bed, her son made a joke to ease her pain. Suddenly, he had a thought.

Review: Cannibalism, Hallucinogens and Keanu: ‘The Bad Batch’ Has It All


By A. O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
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An updated tale of ostracism for the golden age of dystopia, written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour.

Review: In ‘Food Evolution,’ Scientists Strike Back


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Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s documentary gives G.M.O. opponents their say, but leaves the last word to food technologists, who insist on reviewing the data.

Ron Howard Takes Over Han Solo Film


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The previous directors were dropped over creative differences. A stand-alone entry in the “Star Wars” franchise, the movie is still slated for May 2018.

Review: ‘The Beguiled,’ Sofia Coppola’s Civil War Cocoon


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Ms. Coppola won best director at the Cannes Film Festival for her film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell, an update on the 1971 movie with Clint Eastwood.

Will Ferrell on Donald Trump, Michelle Obama and His New Movie


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Mr. Ferrell stars with Amy Poehler as a couple who open a casino in “The House.”

Review: In ‘The Big Sick,’ Comedy Is Hard, Love Harder


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
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Kumail Nanjiani stars opposite Zoe Kazan in this very funny, moving true story about how he found and almost lost love. Holly Hunter and Ray Romano also star.

Review: From Vittorio De Sica, the Comic Anxieties of la Dolce Vita


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“Il Boom,” starring Alberto Sordi as a building contractor with a lavish lifestyle, is a 1963 comedy that is only now getting an American release.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hasan Minhaj Thinks Comedy Is for Weirdos


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The “Daily Show” correspondent on hosting the White House correspondents’ dinner, being abandoned by Jon Stewart and continuing to learn from high school.

Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting


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The reclusive actor, who has taken long breaks from acting before, officially announced his retirement for the first time.